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NBC
Feb 6, 2013 4:30am EST
obama is telling congress they got $85 billion in automatic cuts coming at the end of this month, they should work on a temporary fix while they're working on a permanent budget. but republicans say the focus really needs to be on even deeper spending cuts. and we also have a new forecast from the nonpartisan congressional budget office. they're saying that unemployment may remain high through 2014 and drop after that. but that we're looking at the smallest budget deficit since president obama has been in office, well under $1 trillion at $845 billion. and they say federal revenue, going up 25% in part because of that fiscal cliff deal. >>> well, a major decision expected from the boy scouts of america. national board members set to vote on whether to leave the decades-long ban on gay leaders and scouts. in texas, it is a controversial issue drawing fire from both sides and putting one of the country's largest youth organizations under a microscope. president obama said over the weekend scouting should be open to everyone while texas governor rick perry expressed the opposite opi
CBS
Feb 6, 2013 4:00am EST
: marlie hall, cbs news, midland city, alabama. >>> it will be mr. obama's first visit to israel as president. many israelis believe mr. obama has been less than supportive. he'll also visit the west bank and jordan. >>> now to the budget. the president is proposing another stop gap measure due to kick in next month. it will temporarily deal with the so-called sequester, include a revenue increase. it's been getting a frosty welcome from republicans though. danielle nottingham has that story. >> reporter: president obama is calling for automatic stop to across the board spending. >> our economy is headed in the right direction and it will stay that way as long as there aren't any more self-inflicted wounds coming out of washington. >> reporter: last year they signed off on automatic cuts to force themselves to deal with the skyrocketing national debt. when they couldn't reach a larger budget then, they postponed it to march 1st. the white house wants another short term fix to head off the fragile economy and give lawmakers more time to work out a ten-year plan. >> we should give
NBC
Feb 5, 2013 5:30pm PST
our report. >> reporter: drones have been called president obama's weapon of choice. during his four years as commander in chief, u.s. military and cia drone strikes have accelerated at an unprecedented pace. more than 400 cia strikes against targets in pakistan and yemen. eight times as many as under president bush. >> they have been very precise, precision strikes against al qaeda and their affiliates. >> these strikes are legal. they are ethical. and they are wise. >> reporter: but today, new questions about drone strikes targeting american citizens, including anwar al awlaki. born in new mexico and killed in yemen in 2011. he allegedly directed the so-called underwear bomber, who tried to blow up an airliner over detroit in 2009. but awlaki was never charged with a crime. nbc news has obtained this confidential 16-page justice department memo that concludes lethal strikes against u.s. citizens who are operational leaders of al qaeda are a lawful act of national self-defense. >> we only take these kinds of actions when there's an imminent threat, when capture is not feasible, and
NBC
Feb 6, 2013 4:00am PST
tomorrow when senate confirmation hearings begin for john brennan, president obama's nominee to head the cia. >>> a powerful earthquake that hit the south pacific. it struck near the solomon islands and generated a tsunami wave over three feet high and reports are saying that at least five people were killed. people were evacuated in fiji. warnings that have been issued have been canceled. some homes were seriously damaged by the waves there. >>> as a young victim of the alabama standoff celebrates his 6th birthday today. this as investigators continue to comb the underground fortress and property of his captor. >> reporter: the fbi released these photos of the suspect's property, along with more detailed information about the rescue of 5-year-old ethan. nbc news has learned as a result of ongoing negotiations, the kidnapper, jimmy lee dykes. was expecting a delivery of additional comfort items. four members of the hostage team approached the bunker and opened the hatch dropping in a flash bang device to distract dykes. he was disoriented but managed to fire one shot. the hostage tea
CBS
Feb 6, 2013 4:00am PST
house press corps purkedshed obama on the issue. >> this is giving legal justification for killing american citizens without any trial. >> i would point you to the ample judicial precedent for the idea that someone who takes up arms against the united states in a war against the united states is an enemy and therefore could be targeted accordingly. >> anwar al awlaki was killed at an air base in 2011. anne-marie, there's apparently a growing number of these bases operated by the cia and the military. >> susan mcginnis in washington, thank you. >>> well the white house says president obama will travel to israel this spring. it will be from obama's first trip to israel as president. many israelis believe mr. obama has been less than supportive. he'll also visit the west bank and jordan. >>> now to the budget. the president is proposing another stop gap measure to avert the deep spending cuts due to kick in next month. his proposal to deal with the so-called sequester includes a revenue increase. it's getting a frosty welcome by congressional republicans though.
CBS
Feb 5, 2013 4:00am EST
for a week. >> he's laughing, joking, playing, eating. >> reporter: gun control. president obama travels to minneapolis to press his case for stricter gun control laws. >>> and blackout concerns. super bowl officials were worried about a potential blackout several months before worried about a potential blackout several months before the big game. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. there's been a dramatic end to a hostage standoff in alabama. a 5-year-old boy who had been held captive for nearly a week is back with his mother, and his captor is dead. a neighbor who lived near the bunker where the boy was held said he heard a loud boom yesterday followed by what sounded like a gunshot. teresa garcia is in midland city with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. you know, the officials here are telling us they decided to move in that fbi hostage rescue team after the negotiations started deteriorating with that kidnapper. so they basically got that team ready and made a major distraction. what they did was throw in some flash
CBS
Feb 5, 2013 4:00am PST
democrats, plan to announce a plan to make gun trafficking a federal crime. yesterday president obama spent the day in minnesota promoting gun control. as tara mergener reports, the president is asking for the public's help to get congress to take action. >> reporter: president obama took his gun control message on the road. sitting down with law enforcement officials and community leaders in minneapolis. >> we don't have to agree on everything to agree it's time to do something. >> reporter: the president praised the minneapolis police department, pointing to the city's success in tackling gun violence. he's also trying to reach minnesota gun owners as he works to rally public support for his proposals to curb gun violence. >> i need everybody who's listening to keep the pressure on your member of congress to do the right thing. >> reporter: this is expected to be the first of several trips the president makes to put his plan outside washington. proposals for a new ban on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines are already meeting a lot of resistance
CBS
Feb 4, 2013 5:30pm PST
on "60 minutes sports" wednesday night at 10:00 on the show time network. president obama sees no need for more increases in tax rates. he said that in an interview with cbs news that was broadcast live before the super bowl. mr. obama signed a bill raising rates on higher-income americans last month but this is the first time that he's said that he doesn't intend to extend higher rates to more taxpayers. it's a change from the position that he's held for many months. >> we can't get this done unless we also ask the wealthiest households to pay higher taxes on their incomes above $250,000. >> pelley: that was mr. obama before the election and he made the same points in another way eight weeks ago. >> just to be clear: i'm not going to sign any package that somehow prevents the top rate from going up for folks at the top 2%. >> pelley: but last month he signed a stopgap compromise with congress that raised taxes on families making more than $450,000 a year. as the budget negotiations continue now, we wondered whether he would return to his goal of extending higher rates to families at t
CW
Feb 8, 2013 12:00pm CST
by a wake and funeral tomorrow. first lady michelle obama will attend the funeral. she'll be joined by white house adviser valerie jarrett, and education secretary arne duncan... who once headed the chicago public schools. pendleton was shot at a park last week, a mile from the obamas' home in kenwood. a lyric opera performer, burned in the face during a rehearsal is out of the hospital. and here's how wesley daniel looks now. the accident happened monday while daniel practiced a fire- breathing stunt. wesley's father told reporters his son is still speaking in a "whispery croak" and mostly communicating with hand gestures. it'll be another week or so before he gets his voice back. another a-t-m scam at northern trust bank- this time in the northern suburbs. police in lake forest are working with northern trust on this most recent a-t-m fraud case. authorities found a skimming device attached to an a-t-m in the lobby of the bank's branch on east deerpath. this comes just one day after police found skimming devices on two a-t-m's in west suburban hisndale. in all cases, stolen acco
CBS
Feb 4, 2013 6:30pm EST
raising tax rates? mr. obama makes news in his cbs interview. should scouting be open to gays? and byron pitts tells us how a killer once committed to a mental hospital got a permit by-to-buy 15 guns. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. the f.b.i. has stormed an underground shelter today, shooting to death a kidnapper and freeing a five-year-old boy unharmed. the boy, whose first name is ethan, had been held for seven days outside midland city, alabama. the family allowed us to show you his picture. the police say that ethan was kidnapped last tuesday from a school bus by 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes who neighbors have described as belligerent. mark strassmann is on the scene with the breaking news tonight. mark? >> reporter: scott, here's what happened in the final minute. two muffled bangs could be heard behind me in the direction of the shelter. an ambulance that had been parked nearby since the start of the standoff raced up the hill. about a minute later, local deputies and f.b.i. agents were patting themselves on the
CNN
Feb 5, 2013 4:00pm EST
're in "the situation room." >>> we begin this hour with president obama's very public attempt to pressure congress into putting off billions of dollars in automatic spending cuts, cuts he fears will wreck the u.s. economic recovery. basically he wants lawmakers to kick the can down the road one more time. let's go to our white house correspondent dan lothian. dan is joining us. dan, the president made a little bit of a surprise appearance over in the white house briefing room. >> reporter: that's right. very surprising because the president in the past has criticized these short-term deals saying that this is not what the american people sent their elected officials to washington to do. you have this march 1st deadline quickly approaching. while congress is trying to work on a bigger budget, 1 pine point $2 trillion package, the president says they need more time in order to continue tipping away at the problem. the big concern is that everyone believes that the economy is moving in the right direction. the president is pointing to auto sales, the housing, to manufacturing. and so there's
NBC
Feb 5, 2013 4:00am PST
goes front and center in washington as president obama holds high-level talks at the white house. house members will tackle the very issue on capitol hill. tracie potts joins us with a preview of that. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. that hearing is being held by the house judiciary committee controlled by republicans. some of whom want to make sure the border is secure before we put immigrants on a path to citizenship. that's been the focus of president obama and it will be the focus today when he meets with a number of different groups at the white house, business leaders, labor leaders, civic groups to talk about how do we deal with the 11 million people who have been living, many of them for years, in this country illegally. also today he sent secretary of homeland security, janet napolitano, to the border to take a look at what needs to be done there. she was in san diego yesterday, she'll be in el paso, texas, today. >> very big issue for leaders. >>> nbc news contained a memo that contains legal justification for drone strikes on u.s. citizens. the document says the gove
NBC
Feb 4, 2013 4:00am EST
and one heck of a game, all straight ahead. >>> plus, president obama takes his gun control message as mountain michael bloomberg sticks to the nra with a powerful ad. >>> plus, the 5-year-old hostage held hostage in alabama heads into the fifth day. >>> leon panetta talks about life and death decisions and says rumor of a death are just life and death decisions and says rumor of a death are just that. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> very good monday morning to you. i'm veronica de la cruz. we begin with a developing tragedy in southern california. a bus carrying a tour group from tijuana collided with mountains killing eight and injurings more. authorities say the driver reported brake problems as the bus came down the mountain. it rear ended a car before flipping and hitting a pickup truck that was hauling a trailer. passengers described the scene. >> starts to move so fast, and the people start screaming. >> two or three minutes swerving in and out? >> yeah. >> everybody was scared. everybody was screaming. >> the bus was reportedly returning from a ski outing t
NBC
Feb 5, 2013 4:00am EST
. >>> front and center in washington as president obama holds high-level talks on a topic at the white house, house members will tackle the issue on capitol hill. nbc's tracie potts joins us live with a preview. >> reporter: good morning. let's start at the white house. big group expected there today. two separate meetings, we've got labor leaders, business leaders included within the group, fbiu, the afl-cio, and also ceos of big companies like goldman sachs, coca-cola, united marriott, they're all coming together to talk about the impact of immigration. president obama wants a plan to put 11 million illegal immigrants on a path to stipulate shinn. republicans on capitol hill are worried that will happen before we secure the borders. separate from the white house meeting there's a hearing by house republicans here on capitol hill to talk about that. >> tracie potts in washington. thank you. >>> the next foreign policy debate involves the state department, iran and a monkey. iran said it launched a monkey into space last week. the pictures released before and after the alleged missions beg t
CBS
Feb 4, 2013 12:00pm EST
. >>> days before the boy scouts of america prepare to consider lifting its ban on gays, president obama has decided to weigh in. in an interview with cbs news sunday, the president praised scouting as an organization which offers opportunities and he said no one should be excluded. >> the scouts are a great institution that are promoting young people and exposing them to opportunities and leadership that will serve people for the rest of their lives. i think nobody should be barred for that. >> the boy scouts of america will meet next week to discuss if it will change its national policy banning gays from scouting. president obama is honorary president of the boy scouts of america. >>> today metro begins a project to replace three escalators at the pentagon metro station. crews will remove the affected escalators from the station's south side. metro says that this work is not as big as last year's escalator project that took place at the dupont station. the pentagon escalators were installed 18 years ago, and metro says rehabilitating them is not practical or cost effective. customers will
MSNBC
Feb 4, 2013 2:00pm PST
in common. republicans control the states legislatures and governor's mansions and president obama won the last two elections in those states. the scheme seemed to have crashed before they even began in most of those states. in florida, for example, top republicans have publicly backed away. in virginia a bill in the state senate was killed in committee. in ohio the republican governor indicated he was opposed. it's the same in michigan and wisconsin where even paul ryan recently said he was against the change. that leaves just one state for now, pennsylvania. and republicans there seem intent on going ahead. the senate majority leader says he will introduce legislation this month to change how the state's electoral votes are awarded. that woot mean instead of obama winning all of the state's 20 electoral votes, veld gotten only 12. it's another example of republicans trying to fight a demographic war that's going against them. will this latest scheme succeed? jim burn is the chairman of the democratic party of pennsylvania and eugene robinson is a columnist for "the washington post" a
NBC
Feb 5, 2013 4:00pm EST
weeks. that's the so-called sequester. today president obama acknowledged it is unlikely a budget deal will be reached by the march 1 deadline. he urged congress to pass a smaller package of spending cuts and tax reforms to delay the sequester in a budget can replace it. >> the threat of massive automatic cuts have already started to affect businesses decisions. deep, indiscriminate cuts to things like education, training, energy, national security will cost our jobs. >> the president's budge set late again. democrats haven't done a budge net nearly four years. and none of them have aa plan to replace the sequester. the sooner we solve our spending problems, the sooner our jobs problem will go away as well. >> president obama says the proposals he offered boehner late last year during the talks over the fiscal cliff are still on the table now. >>> it was hot topic during presidential campaign. but a hot potato for some lawmakers. now immigration reform is taking center stage. steve handelsman joins from us capitol hill where the results of the november election left some republicans mo
ABC
Feb 6, 2013 6:00am EST
. >> president obama also believes it's time for change. >> gays and lesbians should have access and opportunity the same way everybody else does in every institution and walk of life. " some criticize the possible change, adding that the boy scouts have a history based on timeless family values. >> they are entitled to continue the policy if they choose to. if they don't, they will lose the heart and soul of their membership. >> even if the boy scouts of america decides to lift the ban individual troops will still have a decision to make honor own. meanwhile, there could be a vote as soon as today. whatever comes out, the board will issue a statement, they say. reporting live in a satellite center, brianne carter abc 7. >> the nfl world champions got a congratulatory call from the commander-in-chief. >> nothing wrong with that. president obama colorado the ravens tepco john harbaugh tuesday afternoon and they talk a little about how o.j. briggin moved him and the first lady. the president looks forward to congratulate in the ravens in person at the white house. -- president obama called the ra
CNN
Feb 6, 2013 4:00pm EST
presidential candidate possible marco rubio will give the republican response to president obama's state of the union address next week. at this, he'll deliver his response in both english and spanish. let's discuss what's going on in our strategy session. joining us, the democratic strategist, paul begala and alex castellanos. alex, what does that say to you that the senators have picked marco rubio? [ speaking in spanish ] >> i think it's a great idea that they are putting him up against a new generation of democrat. barack obama moved the ball forward for democrats and now you're seeing the next generation of republicans step up. he's one of our most talented republicans but also represents new ideas. he's what we would call a bottom up republican. grow the economy up from the bottom up, not top down. >> the fact that he's going to do it in spanish as well, that will appeal to some latinos and hispanics out there? >> absolutely. it's a terrific choice. he's an outstanding speaker. i've seen him speak and he is powerful and mesmerizing. but i think he's made two different primaries. fi
CNN
Feb 6, 2013 4:00pm PST
to give the gop response to obama's state of the union address next week. the whole country watches you, you're in the center of attention, time to shine for a 2016 presidential candidate. here's the problem. it hasn't always been a shining moment for rising stars in the past. david frum joins me along with rosa brooks. i'm sorry, this just made me chuckle. david, i started thinking back to bobby jindal in 2009. panned by democrats and republicans alike. people were so nasty. they were picking on the way he walked out to the podium. it was pretty harsh. "the new york times" headline the next day was governor jindal rising star plumets after speech. is this too dangerous for a rising star to take on? >> well, these are big opportunities and there's always a chance of recovery. let's not forget one of the most universally condemned speech of recent times was bill clinton's keynote speech at the 1988 democratic convention when he got a big round of applause when he said in conclusion. he did okay. they nominated him next time and he went on to a pretty successful political career. let's no
CBS
Feb 5, 2013 5:00pm EST
as the sequester. president obama called on congress to pass the budget to postpone the deep reductions that would start march 1. >> good afternoon, everybody. i want to say a few words about the looming deadlines. >> creates economic growth. we shouldn't be having any of these problems at all. >> house speaker boehner says he doesn't want to know the temporary fix. if there's no long-term agreement to reduce the deficit, some house republicans indicated they will let those steep automatic cuts take effect and those cuts, as you know, would take a big bite out of the military and domestic programs. >>> a new study finds drivers in the district have the worst commute in the u.s. this is, of course, around the d.c. area. and researchers at texas and a&m university found people waste more time and money than anywhere else in the country. l.a. came in second followed by san fran, oakland, new york city, and boston. as a whole, the study found americans spent $5.5 billion additional dollars and wasted an average of $818 per person just sitting in traffic last year. >>> u.s. skier is being treated fo
NBC
Feb 5, 2013 5:00am EST
comes exactly a week after president obama unveiled his immigration reform plan. a bipartisan group of senators announced its plan proposal a day earlier. >>> the white house is showing it's serious about beefing up security along the country's borders. jan janet napolitano is traveling to tout what she calls -- she'll be in el paso, texas today. she was in san diego yesterday. they are the most popular in the country for illegal border crossings. napolitano says the border is secure but not 100% sealed. >>> new this morning, police are looking for an armed robber just off the campus of the university of maryland. the holdup happened just after midnight in the area of paint branch parkway in rhode island avenue in college park. that's not far from student housing and fraternity row. it's not clear what the robber took or whether there were any injuries. police do not believe the suspect is sill in the area. >> housing is expected by d.c. mayor vincent gray's top priority during his state of the district address later today. according to the washington post, gray wants to use some of
KRON
Feb 4, 2013 7:00am PST
president bill clinton. mister clinton is serving as a representative for president obama at the funeral. the israeli consul general and new york mayor michael bloomberg are also set to speak at today's service. new york police department helicopters are expected to fly over the synagogue in honor of koch. the former mayor died friday of congestive heart failure at age 88. president obama says the boy scouts of america should allow gay members. he also said women should be allowed in military combat roles. the president's comments in an interview on c-b-s before the super bowl come ahead of a meeting of the boy scouts' national executive board this week. a proposal to open up the scouts' membership to gays is expected to be discussed and possibly voted on at the gathering in texas. the white house said in a statement last august that president obama opposed the gay ban. a developing story this morning. at least eight, possibly 10 people are dead following a highway collision involving a tour bus in southern california. this is new video into kron four. the bus driver reported having brak
FOX News
Feb 6, 2013 4:00pm PST
sports team to the white house. just imagine how excited a big hoops fan like mr. obama was when he got to host lebron james and the miami heat. so excited he couldn't resist showing off. >> i know this is is the first trip tore some of these players, but a few of them were here a couple of years ago for a pickup game on my birthday. it their skill. [ laughter ] >> gave them the competitive edge that they needed. and i think part of the reason they came back today is they want another shot at the old guy. [ laughter ] >> chris: chris the only thing real there was trash talk. dianne feinstein is leading the confirmation hearings for cia director nominee john brennan and that's "special report" for tonight. i'm chris wallace in washington. keep it right here on fox where more news is always on the way. "special report" online with a twist starts right now. >> shepard: this is the fox report. tonight, more graphic testimony from a woman on trial for killing her boyfriend. she says she shot him, stabbed him, slit his throat. but jody arias says it was actually all his fault. plus, say good
FOX News
Feb 4, 2013 8:00am PST
could be achieved in the new obama administration, the second term you about it is ultimately the supreme leader who calls the shots. certainly the fact that iran told the u.n. nuclear watchdog last week it was going to be deploying a significant number of second generation centrifuges that can spin uranium three times as fast as ones currently used is not a sign of stepping back, jenna. it is certainly a sign of moving quickly along. there are some experts who think that actually more rigorous, intensive, sustained negotiations at this point will be more useful than sanctions. then there are different opinions at this point about this point of no return. some say it his iran has enough fissile materiel it could make a nuclear warhead. and that would be this summer by many estimates. others are saying that red line point is when iran can do that but do it in a way that is undetected by world powers so they won't really have an opportunity to respond in time. and some experts are frankly saying iran is already at this point is a nuclear power because it frankly does have the kn
CNN
Feb 7, 2013 4:00pm EST
actually shut down today's hearing for president obama's nominee to run the cia. and iran is posting video, it claims, was decoded from a captured u.s. drone. the man president obama wants to run the cia is getting grilled right now at his confirmation hearing. john brennan is getting hardball questions about targeting terrorist ares and whether he supported the cia's enhanced interrogation techniques, including waterboarding. we're going to have a full rourp on that and all of the day's other news right after this. officemax is celebrating our new collaboration with go daddy! with an online package including: domain name, website builder with five pages and basic email just $49.99! that's up to 76 percent below online providers and only at officemax stores! [ male announcer ] when we built the cadillac ats from the ground up to be the world's best sport sedan... ♪ ...people noticed. ♪ the all-new cadillac ats -- 2013 north american car of the year. ♪ for a limited time, take advantage of this exceptional offer on the all-new cadillac ats. you know who you are. you can part a crowd,
NBC
Feb 4, 2013 4:00am PST
returning from a ski outing to big bear. >>> well, today president obama will travel to minneapolis to push his proposal for broader gun control measures in the wake of the deadly school shooting in newtown, connecticut. tracie potts is live in washington with more on that. there's also a photo of the president that's raising some eyebrows. >> reporter: absolutely. he's traveling to minnesota because the white house thinks this is a perfect backdrop for him to push his gun control measures, it's a city that's done a lot to curb gun violence. as president obama pitches his gun control plan in minneapolis, more reaction to this white house photo, skeet shooting at camp david. critics are saying it's an obvious effort, as they put it, to pander to conservatives, making the point that the president supports the second amendment while pushing for gun-control measures. >> mark kelley argues checks must be expanded to keep guns away from mentally ill people. his wife was shot gabrielle giffords. >> he could have gone to a gun show or private seller and gotten a gun. >> this super bowl ad accused t
CBS
Feb 5, 2013 4:30am PST
does not address assault weapons which the obama administration wants banned. the president in minnesota yesterday promoting what he calls commonsense reforms to the nation's gun laws. >>> and time now is 4:34. >> shall we bring lawrence into the party here? >> why not? >> find out what's going on. >> lucky day for you. >> folks, around the bay area we have low clouds and fog that are onshore, true fog toward parts of the north bay but throughout the day, not going to be a bad day. the clouds have kept the temperatures up a bit only 40s out there this morning so not as cold even as yesterday morning. got changes on the horizon here. high pressure sliding by, you can see a cold front approaching the coastline. that will bring with it a few high clouds across our skies and riach ply phi the onshore push so we are going to see partly cloudy skies toward the afternoon. the temperatures cooler. average usually in the 50s and the low 60s. today below average about 57 degrees for a high in san jose. about 54 degrees in san francisco. that's
CBS
Feb 4, 2013 6:00pm EST
. >>> president obama has made his first trip outside the beltway to push his new campaign to curb gun violence. he traveled to minneapolis once nicknamed murderapolis because of all the shooting deaths. the president praised the city's turnaround. president obama needs congress in his corner to see some of the same things occur nationwide. >> i need everybody who is listening toeep pressure on your congress member to do the right thing. >> this is the first of several trips the president plans to make to put public pressure on a sharply divided congress. >>> an undercover wusa9 investigation airing tonight finds black passengers more likely to be ignored and wait longer for d.c. taxis. investigative reporter russ ptacek has the hidden camera footage, but you're also trying to empower consumers to stop this. >> all of our stuff is caught on tape and tonight at 11:00 we're launching a new mobile tool that will allow passengers to do it, too and document and report cabbies breaking d.c.'s laws to serve all equally. 25% of black passengers in our test were ignored by taxis in favor of white passe
ABC
Feb 5, 2013 4:00am PST
midland city, alabama. even president obama praised authorities for saving the boy. rob and diana? >> great news he made it out alive and right in time for his birthday. tahman bradley, live in washington. thanks, tahman. >>> gun control, of course, is a top priority for the president. mr. obama took his message on the road yesterday, with a visit to a minneapolis police station. here's abc's jonathan karl. >> reporter: faced with an uphill battle in congress, the president took his campaign for new gun control measures on the road. >> we're not going to wait until the next newtown. >> reporter: the central component of the president's plan is requiring virtually anybody buying a gun to get a background check. but the audience in minneapolis has seen that that's not enough. last september, just a few miles from where the president spoke, minnesota suffered its worst ever mass shooting. the local sheriff met with president obama and believes the current system simply misses too much. >> we've identified gaping holes in the background checks. it's really become what is america's dir
ABC
Feb 5, 2013 5:30pm PST
jonathan karl tells us about the news today. >> reporter: by one count, president obama has already used unmanned cia drones to strike more than 300 suspected terrorist targets, even more than his predecessor. but today, we learned just how much authority the administration believes it has to kill, without trial or evidence, suspected terrorists, even american citizens. a newly disclosed justice department document says american citizens tied to al qaeda can be killed, if, "an informed, high-level official believes the target poses an imminent threat." but the document says it "does not require the government to have clear evidence." case in point, anwar al awlaki, an american citizen and top al qaeda leader, linked to several terrorist attacks. he was killed in a 2011 drone strike. human rights advocates say the justice department memo goes way too far. and -- >> justifies essentially a claim that the executive branch can be judge, jury and executioner. >> reporter: as soon as he became president, barack obama stopped cia tactics like waterboarding that he considered torture. but this j
ABC
Feb 6, 2013 4:00am PST
news this morning, an increasing number of lawmakers are expressing concern of the obama administration's use of drone strikes. the concern stems from new evidence on how much authority the administration believes it has to kill suspected terrorists, even if they're american citizens. abc's jon karl reports. >> reporter: a newly disclosed justice department document say american citizens tied to al qaeda can be killed, if, quote, an informed high-level official believes the target poses an imminent threat. but the document says it, quote, does not require the government to have clear evidence. case in point, anwar al awlaki, an american citizen and top al qaeda leader, linked to several terror attacks. he was killed in a 2011 drone strike. human rights advocates say the justice department memo goes way too far. and -- >> justifies, essentially, a claim that the executive branch can be judge, jury and executioner. >> reporter: as soon as he became president, barack obama stopped cia tactics like waterboarding, that he considered torture. but this justifies outright killing of a suspected
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